Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See douse.
  • noun See douse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
  • noun Low A blow on the face.
  • transitive verb To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
  • transitive verb Prov. Eng. To beat or thrash.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A blow on the face.
  • verb To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
  • verb To beat or thrash.
  • verb To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb slacken
  • verb use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  • verb wet thoroughly
  • verb cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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